The F-35 began to fall apart in flight

The F-35 began to fall apart in flight

In the US air force recognized that one of the fifth generation fighter F-35A air force base Kadena (Japan) in flight fell off the fuselage element of size 30 by 60 inches, according to Defense News.

Since before the flight, the aircraft tested by the U.S. military suggest that the detail of the aircraft was lost when the F-35 was in the air. The loss was discovered after landing of a fighter.

The incident occurred on November 30, 2017 during a training flight, a hundred kilometers East of Okinawa, then it wrote about the Japanese media, in particular, the Nippon News Network. The U.S. military acknowledged the incident only on 4 December.


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Earlier it was reported that the US air force over the past few months has recorded a significant surge of “physiological episodes” (cases of unexplained deterioration of health of the pilots), accompanying the operation of F-35.

F-35 Lightning II is a family of stealth multirole fighter fifth generation, development and production of which since 2001 has been an American company Lockheed Martin. Fighter comes in three versions: A (normal force), B (short takeoff and vertical landing) and C (deck).